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  • A Peek Into the Piolets d’Or: Catching Up With the 2019 Winners in Poland
    The Piolets d’Or—the Golden Ice Axes for you non-Francophones—are like the Oscars of alpine climbing: a jury, comprised of some of the leading alpinists of yesterday and today, many of them past Piolet d’Or recipients themselves, choose what they deem to be the three “best” mountain ascents from the past year. Rock and Ice is […]
  • Climb the Hill Advocates Action
    Honnold, Caldwell, DiGiulian, Hill. Over the past three years, Climb the Hill has had a consistently stellar guest list. But after last year’s event, Access Fund and the American Alpine Club, co-organizers, realized that the conversation had previously comprised a specific demographic, and should include the voices of other groups within the greater climbing community. […]
  • What Happened on Howse: John Roskelley Reconstructs Last Day of Jess Roskelley, David Lama and Hansjörg Auer at Piolets d’Or
      John Roskelley gives a presentation on the last climb and last day of Jess Roskelley, Hansjorg Auer and David Lama at the Ladek Mountain Festival, Poland. Photo: Lucyna Lewandowska. The lights dim as John Roskelley takes the stage last night in the big tent here at the Ladek Mountain Festival in Lądek-Zdrój, Poland—host to […]
  • Weekend Whipper: “Theory of Negativity” (5.10d), Blue Mountains, Australia
    Meggan Turner giving it her all on her flash attempt of “Theory of Negativity” (20/5.10d) in the Blue Mountains. Just didn't have quite enough juice left in the tank to clip the chains! Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!   CLICK HERE FOR TONS MORE WEEKEND WHIPPERS!   Got a whipper of your own? […]


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